Funeral

Another chalked to grim
reaper I continued to cheer
in head upstairs newborn
princess
Today stayed awake
At wake for a change
Rampant curiosity’s
sake
Burial eulogies hymns, psalms
gently cascaded against stained
glass church windows, soaring
ceilings
Embalmed loved one lay
at rest, essence having flown
held rituals were for left behind
only
irreverent mind for a change
was well behaved, departed
having led a full fruitful
life
a mom is a mom no matter how
sick and old, she’ll be sorely
missed by all three generations
no doubt
emotions stayed muted acceptance
with Godspeed was on most tongues
affectionately, I prayed in own
tongue
emotions hadn’t, haven’t yet kicked
in, late bloomer am I, have always been
takes time for real feelings to inroad pain
pangs in
~

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